Yulan Valley Railroad. A Steel Mill in 1/48 Scale

Discussion in 'Layout Progress' started by Neville, 2 December 2018.

  1. Neville

    Neville Western Thunderer

    I have been working on the foundry the last couple of days this is the progress.
    All the tracks are down painted the crane, nice hot day today for painting ! Nev. DSC01200.JPG DSC01195.JPG
     
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  2. Neville

    Neville Western Thunderer

    Publicity shot for Valley Pipe and Forge and .....Happy New Year! Nev.

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  3. Neville

    Neville Western Thunderer

    Latest plan compare with the photos. Sorry about the focus. The track colours are the districts, each with their own controls, on some buildings the tracks have been left out to show the building more clearly (like the BOF and the Rolling Mill) Regards Nev. DSC01232.JPG
     
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  4. Northwood

    Northwood Member

    Hello Nev - nice to see your fantastic layout once more.
    Regards,
    Roger.
     
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  5. Neville

    Neville Western Thunderer

    I haven't done much modelling lately I have been working on a talk at the local club on "The railroads role in American Steel Mills" it's taken me a month to prepare it.
    Actually it is two talks as the first talk is about the Prototype and the second about the layout all on the same night.
    Here are the "props" for want of a better word I have made for the talk and a exclusive preview ! Ha Ha .
    I am also taking along twenty books from my Steel Mill library for the members to look through after I stop talking.
    It will be my first and last talk. Nev. DSC01327.JPG DSC01330.JPG DSC01331.JPG
    Hi Roger good to hear from you mate.
     
  6. simond

    simond Western Thunderer

    Nev,

    I’d love to have the opportunity to be there.

    Your posts have covered the development of your model, but if you can post the notes from your prototype talk, I’m sure many of us would enjoy the read.

    Best
    Simon
     
  7. Neville

    Neville Western Thunderer

    Thanks Simon.
    When our internet connection settles down I will.
    Having a lot of problems lately takes the fun out of using it of course we still have to pay for it!!
    Nev.
     
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  8. Neville

    Neville Western Thunderer

    Finally converted six Lionel Hot Metal cars to 2-Rail no weathering yet.
    They will be used for Hot Metal traffic between Republic Steel BOF and Yulan Pipe and Forge. (check the Track Plan).
    Still working on the Slag Reclamation unloader also working on a plan in April for my "last moment of glory"...a 1000 kilometer walk over 50 days have done it twice thought at 75 years old this will be my last chance to have another go.
    Nev.

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  9. Northwood

    Northwood Member

    Twenty clicks a day mate - you have my total admiration :bowdown:. That's way out of my reach - my excuse is I'm 81 and have a damaged back and knee, and I.'m sticking to it. Back to the serious stuff - the wagons look great and I look forward to seeing them after your usual fine weathering work has been applied. I have a question; are the points in the right foreground Peco set-track?

    Kind regards,
    Roger.
     
  10. adrian

    adrian Flying Squad

    Strewth that’s some walkabout. :bowdown:
     
  11. Neville

    Neville Western Thunderer

    It's a big country! :)
     

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  12. Neville

    Neville Western Thunderer

    Hi Roger.
    Nice to hear from you mate.
    All the points in the photo are Marcway I had him make some 36' radius for me once. I have five Peco set-track points on the layout and all work fine and I push large trains through them all bogie rolling stock.
    Neville.
     
  13. Northwood

    Northwood Member

    Thanks for the info, mate - I'm doing a total rebuild of my layout and am currently considering a number of track options with my mixed variety of wheel standards to cater for. All information is most helpful.
    Kind regards,
    Roger.
     
  14. Neville

    Neville Western Thunderer

    What a group of desperate's!!
    This weeks crew.
    The bloke on the left is Mike Osborne from the UK he did bring us some fancy biscuits thanks mate.
    I snapped the photo. Neville.

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  15. Michael Osborne

    Michael Osborne Western Thunderer

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    Neville, thank you for a good day out. But I must show people from W.T how good you are at making stock rusty.
     
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  16. Michael Osborne

    Michael Osborne Western Thunderer

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    I am not sure how I post the same photo twice but if there is a way I will find it. I will try again with a few more, fingers crossed.
     
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  17. Jordan

    Jordan Mid-Western Thunderer

    A belated question to this particular photo, sorry, but what's the origin of the pipe load? A commercial product or home made? I have a couple of bulkhead flats that could do with some interchangeable loads.
    Oh and have you been nicking my railroad crews? I recognise 3 of the 4 figures in that photo too!! :) ;)
     
  18. Neville

    Neville Western Thunderer

    Hi Jordan.
    The pipe loads came with the Atlas flatcars I have not been able to buy them separate from Atlas. It's not so much the pipe that is the problem it's the spacers in between the pipe and the cradles the pipe sits on in the car they are hard to make if you have many to do.
    Yes, those crew members get around! I picked up mine at Telford one year and flew them back to West Australia to live, they enjoy the warm weather! Neville.
     
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  19. Jordan

    Jordan Mid-Western Thunderer

    Thanks for that Neville. Interesting as my flats didn't come with loads :( but mine were Trainman & one was undecorated too.

    Edit: worked it out - it's the Flat Cars that come with a load, not the Bulkhead Flats. :rolleyes: :thumbs:
     
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  20. Neville

    Neville Western Thunderer

    Jordan. Both came with or without pipe loads all mine are Bulkhead flats and they came with loads.
    Where do you buy your USA rolling stock from?
    In America, Beth, at Public Delivery Track has them. Nev.